Sunshine Coast astronomer Owen Bennedick is urging anyone who saw a meteorite near Caloundra last night to contact him.

Mr Bennedick runs the Wappa Falls Observatory at Yandina.

He says he was with a group of people who saw a bright fireball in the eastern sky about 11:00pm (AEST).

"We were coming back from doing the lunar eclipse in Brisbane and on the way back ... about 11 o'clock on the southern end of the coast, a very, very large what we call a fireball or a bolloid entered the atmosphere," he said.

"It was so bright that we could see the smoke trail in behind it - very, very blue, white colour."

Mr Bennedick says it looked like the meteorite was heading towards the Caloundra area or it might have entered the water.